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    What is ethics? Ethics is basically concerned with the Moral obligations, responsibilities and social justice of the world. It invokes the idea of "how people should act". What is morals? Morals is your ability to know the difference between good and bad. Ethics is a construct made up of values. Ethical values include love, honesty, loyalty, friendship, trust, citizenship, caring, empathy, justice, freedom, rights, safety and faith just to name a few.

    In the case of Hidalgo, based on our data and calculations, we are able to infer indirectly that the ethical values of citizenship, rights, freedom and justice are missing from the equation. As a result, the County officials acted in a manner that was not in the good of all people. In this particular case, we saw a very systematic way of excluding a particular group of people from the judicial process.

    If you as a manager make decisions that are not in the best interest of ALL people, you will ultimately cause harm to a particular sect of people that were not included in your decision making process (within varying degrees of course).

    The rules that a manager should follow to ensure that all people are represented are
    Golden Rule

    Questions that you need to ask when in an evaluation of a situation are:

    1. Which course of action will do the most good and the least harm?
    2. What can I live with which is the most consistent with the basic values and commitments in my organization?
    3. Which alternatives best serve others rights including the leaders and stakeholders of this organization?
    4. Which course of action is most feasible in the world as it is perceived?

    How do you integrate ethics in your professional decision making process?

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    1. How do you integrate ethics in your professional decision making process?

    As a professional, a person integrates ethics in her or his professional decision-making process by using a set of values and principles to guide all decisions. Morality also plays a part, as people have a basic set of values that guides their behaviour and decisions. However, work related decisions need to align with the company mission, values and principles. (1) Often this is in a written code of ethics that is intended to guide all business decisions. However, it is also expected to demonstrate integrity, honesty, transparency, citizenship, caring, empathy, and justice (and others) in every-day interactions with co-workers and customer/clients. Some people use ...

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    Based on the four questions, this solution explores how to integrate ethics in your professional decision making process.